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    Today I found a stellar deal on a new Honda. It's about as fast as the TUX (maybe quicker?) Nice little fuel injected rig.

    So I went to Central Vermont Motorcycles in the dead of winter with my Honda Fit ( No trailer as it's snowed in and I can't get it out) to see if I cant ram the bike in. A little Honda snugged into the trunk of a little Honda... Didn't they do they try this in the 80's?




    2020 Honda Monkey Z125. I got it for a very good deal. It's as quick as the TUX but allot more fun to ride. Since black ice is really bad today I was limited on my ride length to about 10 miles. Fuel injection works great! Engine is a little gem as all the horizontal Honda engines are. Pulls wheelies nice! I will be juicing it up once i get the bike through the break in period. It's a gorgeous little bike, Honda really did a good job with it. Like it allot more than the TUX which obviously was 100lbs heavier but only 3hp more.... So... The Monkey feels snappier, pulls easier wheelies and is more fun than the TU250X. She's a looker....





    Black ice was BAD! still very much winter here. Hoping in a couple of weeks I'll be able to use it more. I plan to do the NEBDR on it this summer as the trail goes right behind my house.

    The Tux was always underpowered, it's funny that the Honda makes as much beans on half the displacement. I will be doing a big bore kit that bumps it to 190cc... 16.5WHP which is 5 more WHP than the TUX. Good bike to blast the class 4 roads on!

    Cheers to a great 2021!
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    Oh how fun!

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    Certainly looks like it takes up more space in the trunk then a Motocompo.

    Looks like a hoot. Enjoy.

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    Same motor as the Grom, right? Those are hella cool!
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    So. Much. Fun. Looks like a blast J. You, Norm and Brian really have me jonsing for a new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Same motor as the Grom, right? Those are hella cool!
    Exactly the same. 9hp 125cc engine w/ manual 4-speed transmission (not centrifical clutch). ,65mph top speed.

    It's so well done, lots of chrome metal finishes. It's more fun to ride than to look at.
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    A friend of mine has a Grom, but he is trading it in on a Monkey.
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    "i forgot the trailer so i need to buy a bike this big"....
    Congrats, Jedz. Looking forward to the videos of you bombing around on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkburger View Post
    Certainly looks like it takes up more space in the trunk then a Motocompo.

    Looks like a hoot. Enjoy.
    That's what those were called... Yeah not quite the same, impressed either way that it fit in the back of the Fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    So. Much. Fun. Looks like a blast J. You, Norm and Brian really have me jonsing for a new bike.
    I know the saying you only live once can be construed as an immature statement BUT I'm not going to be in my 30's forever and I just want to have fun and not hurt my self if I come off a machine. I needed a replacement for the TUX. This fits the bill very nicely in price, performance and cool factor... Cheers!

    Quote Originally Posted by steve murdoch View Post
    "i forgot the trailer so i need to buy a bike this big"....
    Congrats, Jedz. Looking forward to the videos of you bombing around on it.
    My trailer is under and behind 2 feet f snow... No way of getting it out. I was grinding my teeth on the way to the dealer... Is this going to work???

    Once we get some warmer weather I want to do a video or two ridding it up and down the roads. Just way too much ice and snow out there and all the dirt roads are compacted ice this time of year. Few more weeks...

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser
    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    I just read a article about the Honda Monkey. I like it much better than the Grom by the way. I can't believe how much tech is in this bike. Fuel Injection, Antilock brakes, digital dash, LED lights... Looks like crazy fun! Way to go Jedz! 🌞
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